senate Bill S4423

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a peer support program for veterans

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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May 19, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Feb 04, 2021 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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May 19, 2021 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S4423
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: May 19, 2021

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S4423 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §7.42, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7819
2015-2016: S2206
2017-2018: S6237
2019-2020: S4261

S4423 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a peer support program for veterans.

S4423 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4423 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4423
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER,  GALLIVAN,  SEPULVEDA  --  read twice and
   ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
   Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing a
   peer support program for veterans

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section
 7.42 to read as follows:
 § 7.42 PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM FOR VETERANS.
   (A) FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION THE TERM "PEER  SUPPORT  SERVICES"
 SHALL  MEAN  ANY  SERVICE DESIGNATED BY THE OFFICE USED IN THE TREATMENT
 AND RECOVERY OF MENTAL ILLNESS, ALCOHOL ABUSE, SUBSTANCE  ABUSE,  AND/OR
 CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE THAT IS DELIVERED BY A CERTIFIED PEER COUNSELOR OR A
 VETERAN  RECOGNIZED  PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION; AND THE
 TERM "CERTIFIED OR RECOGNIZED VETERAN  PEER  COUNSELOR"  SHALL  MEAN  AN
 INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS SERVED IN THE ACTIVE MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE
 UNITED  STATES AND HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM SUCH SERVICE OTHERWISE THAN BY
 DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE AS DOCUMENTED BY HIS OR HER DISCHARGE  PAPERS  OR
 WHO HAS BEEN FURLOUGHED TO THE RESERVE COMPONENTS OF THE ARMED FORCES OF
 THE UNITED STATES WHO HAS TRAINING, CREDENTIALS OR EXPERIENCE RECOGNIZED
 BY THE OFFICE.
   (B)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE
 COMMISSIONER, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF ADDICTION SERVICES
 AND SUPPORTS, AND THE  STATE  DIRECTOR  OF  THE  DIVISION  OF  VETERANS'
 AFFAIRS  SHALL  DEVELOP  AND  ESTABLISH  REGIONAL  OR  COUNTY BASED PEER
 SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN VETERANS. SERVICES PROVIDED  BY  THE
 RECOGNIZED  OR  CERTIFIED  WOMAN  VETERAN  PEER SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM
 SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,  PEER  COUNSELING  TECHNIQUES  FOR
 MENTAL  ILLNESS  INCLUDING  POST-TRAUMATIC  STRESS DISORDER, ALCOHOL AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09173-01-1

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